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today, the president was miles away, at a campaign rally in virginia beach, the white house said too busy to meet with israel's prime minister. their relationship has been tense, even frosty, an issue that mitt romney has tried to exploit. >> they have thrown israel under the bus. >> i have executed on my foreign policy, one that people largely agree with. so if governor mitt romney is suggesting we should start another war, he should say so. >>> tonight, hillary clinton is meeting with netanyahu, representing the president. it is still unclear how much of today's talk is aimed to do something talks have not achieved, get iran to negotiate >> all right, how close is iran to the point of no return? there is a big difference between american intelligence and israel's view, the u.s. feels there is at least a year, and no need to take action quickly. israel wants it to be quicker and for the u.s. to be involved. >>> meanwhile, on the campaign trail, the candidates were shadowing each other in a crucial swing state, this time, virginia, chief correspondent chuck todd has more. >> reporter
presidential candidate mitt romney both campaign in the battleground state of virginia today after nearly crossing paths in another key swing state, ohio. nbc's tracie potts is joining from us washington with those details. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. virginia, four years ago, the president won that state after 44 years of voters there selecting republicans, but then ey flipped and switched their democratic governor for a republican, so, some back and forth in virginia, and now the president hopes to win that state back. president obama and mitt romney campaign in virginia today, where median income is 23% higher than the national average, and unemployment's way lower, under 6%. like ohio wednesday, the president's expected to hammer romney for his comments on the 47% of voters who don't pay taxes. >> i don't know how many of you will be with me this time around, but -- but it doesn't matter, because i'm running to be your president, to represent everybody. >> we're going to help those that need our help. we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: romney's ten points be
, wisconsin, virginia and florida. these swing states are a major focus for both campaigns. today the president was in florida for a rally where he promised to protect the middle class while slashing the deficit by trillions of dollars. meantime, republican presidential nominee mitt romney campaigned in virginia, talking to the crowd about high unemployment numbers and what he calls president obama's unkept promises. from the bay area, paul ryan headed to fresno for a dirn fund-raising and off to a remote part of oregon where he will begin preparing for his debate with vice president joe biden, a little more than a month away. >>> 19 museum workers were arrested after barricading themselves inside the deyoung museum in golden gate park last night. they had been in a labor dispute with management for over a year. the protest happened during the popular friday nights at the deyoung museum event at about 7:00 last night. police say the workers were cited for trespassing. more than 100 workers at the museum have not been able to come to an agreement on a new contract. there was no com
waking up, this is "early today." and in sports in college football last night, 16th ranked virginia tech relied on their kicker to come from behind and then sealed the deal in overtime. here's nbc's mario solis with an early look at all your sports headlines. >>> good morning. the opening weekend of the college football season ended with a thrilling battle in blacksburg. 16th ranked virginia tech got all it could handle from georgia tech. pick it up in the final minute. jackets down four. tevin washington finds stephen hill. georgia tech takes the lead with 44 seconds left. that is enough time for the hokeys to get it to field goal range. cody journell from 41 yards out. he'd champ one from 38, but he doesn't miss this one. ties the game as time expires and forces overtime. after a v.a. tech interception, it's journell again. this time a chip for the win. no doubt about it, number 16 virginia tech gets a scare but pulls out the win, 20-17 in o.t. >>> tennis, american marty fish pulled out of the u.s. open because of health concerns. on the women's side, second ranked agnieszka radwanska
's obama advantage across the board. look at ohio, plus seven. virginia, plus five. these are key states. is the race over? >> absolutely not. and that happened pretty quickly, right, david? you saw the change in those polls happen very quickly. and i'm here to tell you it can happen very quickly back the other way, and i think the beginning of that is wednesday night when governor romney for the first time gets on the same stage with the president of the united states and people can make a direct comparison about them and their visions for the future. and wednesday night is the restart of this campaign and i think you'll see the numbers start to move right back in the other direction. >> how do you restart a campaign, governor, at that last moment where you can reach tens of millions of people? why isn't it too late to believe that after you announce your running mate, after you have your own convention, that you can restart with the presidential debates? >> absolutely. you'll have tens of millions of people for the very first time, david, really tuning in and paying attention to this r
the embassy there, clearly in contrast. draw metro -- >>> and on the battle ground common wealth of virginia, mitt romney backed away from his direct attacks against obama and egypt, and delivered a more subtle image. >> the world needs leadership, i intend to be the leadership that provides the leadership that keeps us admired throughout the world. >> and as we turn here into politics, as we mentioned at the very top of the broadcast, we have new post-political convention polling numbers we are debuting here on nightly news tonight. they show some interesting movement in the battle ground states. our political director, chuck todd, with us and numbers from d.c. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, well, evidence, let's start in the state of virginia, where mitt romney was today. there, the president, with 49, a 5% lead, in ohio, on the way to 270 electoral votes, the president has a 7-point lead. and down to the state of florida, this is the biggest surprise happening in the last campaign in weeks, something insiders have been excited about in the party. the president has opened a five-
states of nevada, virginia and florida. coming up at 11:00, video that proves tornados don't just happen in the midwest. you might be surprised to see where these violent twisters hit today. >>> around the bay area, we are seeing a strong sea breeze taking shape this weekend which is starting to cool down temperatures. 50s and 60s outside. what that ocean air conditioning means for your sunday forecast coming up. >>> and the same virus blamed for the death of three yosemite tourists pops up in another state. how the hantavirus is linked to a reality tv show. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. looks like it's going to start a so little late...ng um, but i uh... (interupting) oh okay - okay yup that's fine. excuse me - sorry. yes! vo: from the new, to the h
connected with campaign offices in nevada, wisconsin, virginia, and florida. he's now in fresno for a fund-raising dinner. >>> in fact, president obama is in florida, and mitt romney is in virginia. and as nbc bay area's brian mooar reports, the president sent some time with a one-time republican governor. >> reporter: in florida, president obama was basking in the post-convention glow. >> now, our friends at their convention they were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america. but they didn't say much about how they'd make it right. >> reporter: even as he took a swipe at republicans, he was being embraced by someone who used to be one. former governor charlie crist, whose support of the president was his political undoing. president obama's hoping not to be undone by the lackluster economy and another disappointing jobs report. >> our problems can be solved. >> reporter: as the president stumped in the sunshine state, vice president biden was in battleground ohio. >> please welcome the next president of the united states, governor mitt romney. >> reporter:
. >> reporter: pockets of destruction as far south as fairfax, virginia. a dozen people were hurt and four hospitalized as hundreds ran for cover in prince georges county, maryland. these are not the classic wedge tornadoes you see in the plains, a mile wild. these were small, especially near breezy point. widest point of 50 feet. to be honest, it was smaller, no less terrifying. >> recommend >> reynolds wolf with the weather channel, thank you. >>> we were talking about weather. now we're going to turn to politics and the race for white house, mitt romney and president obama are pounding the street across the nation. david gregory got a chance to sit down with romney on saturday in virginia, romney's first "meet the press" interview in three years. good morning. >> good morning. >> i want to get to your exclusive interview with romney but first i want to talk about the jobs report. it wasn't good but you wouldn't know it looking at the polls. romney continues to pressure president obama on the economy. where does that factor in? >> this is critical. if people blame president obama for the
.5 million tweets? >> i can't believe how many college kids are grooving on this. virginia tech is very highly represented. >> did we get any oral roberts university? >> we want to go back to college. so we are asking colleges and campuses to tweet their spirit on our twitter page. klg&hodau. send us pictures, videos. whoever is the winner at the end, we'll do our show from their school. isn't that going to be crazy? >> that sets education back about 100 years. >> sara, you had some tweets? >> we had good ones. >> how many schools did you hit at that time? >> i was already working at the age of 18. i was going to school at night, sara. some people actually struggled in life, okay? >> we did. we had over 1.5 million people see this in one day. you saw the numbers jump during the hour, so this is huge. we've got laura finley tweeted us. "let's get hoda back to virginia tech for a hokey football game. klg, you are wearing eli's jersey on the show today, come experience where he went to college. you need to experience the number one college in tailgating campus beauty and student beauty, ol
, virginia, north carolina and florida. so, what does this mean and how does it feel on the map? i'm going to go to our little battleground map here and as always, follow along up top when i make the state changes there, you'll see those numbers change there. so let's just give the president the states where he did better than that 13-point gap nationally. well then you would give him nevada, you'd give him colorado, wisconsin, and new hampshire. and look where it puts him, david. at 266. he just needs one more state. and i can tell you the one that they think they can exploit the gender gap and gender issues more than any other in the rest of those last five battlegrounds and that is virginia. as you know, david, just watching television in the northern virginia market you see a lot of ads, particularly that one on planned parenthood, having to use mitt romney's words. they think particularly in virginia, through as well as colorado, that they could exploit the gender gap and get to 270 without winning any other issues. >> chuck todd, thank you very much. carly fiorina, this is so importa
in virginia, please. nate? >> caller: booyah from arlington, virginia, jimmy. >> booyah back at you. >> caller: a big thank you for your wisdom. a big fan of getting back to even and especially your wisdom on deep in the money call. >> that is the strategy. chipotle is back 40 points from where we said it bottomed out. i still think deep in the money calls is the way to play chipotle. >> caller: in diversifying, i looked at so-called growth stocks, a pair of beauty suppliers, ulta and sally beauty. what sectors are these? does the recent good tidings in ulta, does that spell -- >> i'm not as close to sally beauty. i thought the ulta was terrific. now here's the problem. this is a very high-risk story. you mentioned using deep in the money calls. ulta is a deep in the money call play. it tends to be buffeted by the shorts. those that think i just recommended trading apple by mentioning the deep in the money, i'm just saying i need you to invest in apple however you can. ulta is best made by paying off your money calls. looking for glamorous profits? who isn't? smack in the middle of new york ci
dependent on government. >> reporter: ryan joked he was back in virginia. >> but virginians hold the key to this. >> reporter: and in 12 swing states like virginia, the gallop poll now shows romney and ryan trailing by 2%. the nbc news poll find president obama leading romney by 5% nationally, in part say pollsters because of the impression voters are getting of romney. >> it is all of this sense that i don't know him, i can't understand him, and i don't relate to him. >> reporter: romney admits he's got work to do. some senior republicans believe he's got enough time. there are still three presidential debates ahead. no need, said one up here today to prematurely panic. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. janelle, back to you. >> thank you, steve. >>> switching to health news, a potential breakthrough in the fight against a debilitating disease. researchers at the cleveland clinic are working with a multiple sclerosis drug that is showing promise. it can be taken in a pill form, which is a benefit versus injections or infusions, which can come with serious sid
this question, the virginia senate debate between tim kaine and george allen. they were talking about there there should be a minimum federal income tax. here is the question. do you believe everyone should pay income tax? >> everyone pays taxes. the statistics coming out -- i would be open to a proposal to have a minimum tax for everyone. >> would you be open to that, governor? >> maybe. it's my first time hearing about it. >> that's where i was going. i think we go to a question of taxes, tax cuts, tax increases and so forth too fast. the first question ought to be what is it we want the governor to do and not do? what is the sensible and fair way to pay for that? we all have a stake in educating our kids. we all have a stake in ensuring this country is well defended and investing in an infrastructure for growth. we all have a say in the american dream. we used to come together around that. the kind of sharp, poisonous political discourse that characterizes so much of what goes on. no disrespect at all, not just personal, in saying that, but i think the country is hungry for a convi
in virginia. he will be buried at sea. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. it was a good day. the dow closed at 13,292 after jumping 244 points yesterday. the s&p went up 28. the nasdaq surged 66. >>> taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei shot up 191 points while in hong kong the hang seng skyrocketed 592. >>> well, stocks sizzled thursday thanks to action on european debt and upbeat job data here at home. markets roared after the european central bank announced a bond buying program without limit to cut the borrowing rates of the eurozone's most debt-strapped countries. the program finally answers long-standing calls for a concrete aggressive plan. the effect was immediate. borrowing costs for spain and italy hit their lowest levels since spring. gold also jumped hitting six-month highs settling at $1,700 an ounce. traders were boosted by u.s. companies in august at the fastest clip in five months. service sector employment jumped higher than expected. >>> new weekly claims for jobless benefits fell to the low level in
hour. in virginia and maryland the storms toppled trees and left 150,000 customers without power. and on the potomac river 19 people were rescued after the racing boat they were on capsized. what powered these storms? >> we saw a shift in the weather pattern with cooler air dropping down and that produced 300 wind reports all across the northeast and then we got the tornadoes in new york city on top of that. >> reporter: volatile storms that are not uncommon this time of year but this weekend they packed an extra punch. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >>> we are following active storms in the atlantic tonight. tropical storm leslie has just passed by bermuda and will continue to cause high surf and rip tides. jim cantori is watching this storm from bermuda tonight. >> reporter: it has been a very rainy day. this area is about 12 inches down in rainfall. we just got word from the national security minister that he is giving bermuda the all-clear in terms of having no injuries and no major structural damage. leslie is still a big storm and will make its way to canada. this th
rally. he connected with campaign offices in nevada, wisconsin, virginia, and florida. from here the wisconsin congressman headed to fresno for a fund-raising dinner. coming up tonight at 5:30 we will hit the campaign trail and see what the other candidates are doing today with less than two months before the presidential election you can bet their efforts especially in the swing states are heating up, diane? >> you bet, thank you. >>> police in pittsburg are investigating a shooting in a park last night that killed an 18-year-old man. the teenager was at buchanan park with four other people including younger siblings according to police. they were there to film a rap video. investigators say around 6:15 at group approach and an argument between the two parties escalated to the shooting. >> and it's very seldom that you find a young dude trying to do right. he wasn't in these streets. he didn't lived it. he wasn't out here, and somebody gun him down like trash, like garbage in the streets, that's wrong. it's just dead wrong. >> investigators are reviewing surveillance video from
, in turn, fda approval. >>> finally, move over, jared. a 66-year-old virginia woman says she lost 85 pounds in two years eating every single meal at starbucks. she credits the nutrition info on the packages which made calorie counting easy. >>> the oriole's fly, the sox spank the yanks, and will bieber take the ice? >>> plus, there's no place like home for team usa in world cup qualifying. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> and many of us have been enjoying a very easy week weather wise. we'll track some of those showers moving eastward. coming up, you're watching "early today." have you heard of the new dialing procedure for the 408 and 669 area codes? no, what is it? starting october 20, 2012, if you have a 408 or 669 number, you'll need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number. so when in doubt, dial it out! >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." >>> in sports, it's been a ha
will spend the evening at the white house then tomorrow heads down to another swing state, virginia. that is his last stop before heading to north carolina, the democratic national convention, where he is slated to give his acceptance speech thursday night. kate? >> kristen welker in new orleans tonight. >>> flood waters from isaac are still posing serious problems in the very area where president obama is touring today. nbc's gabe gutierrez is still in the region. he has more tonight on the message people in places like laplace, louisiana want the president to hear. gabe? >> reporter: kate, good evening. late last week almost a million homes and businesses in louisiana were without power. now that number is down to 125,000. for many neighborhoods like this one, this cleanup won't be over for months. >> this wasn't supposed to happen. >> much of cheryl broussard's life is now on her front yard. >> i just couldn't believe it was happening because we're friends with all these people and it just breaks your heart. >> reporter: for 13 years she and her husband kent have lived in laplace
of mr. romney by five points in both florida and virginia and up seven points in ohio. >> in washington, a memorial service was held at the national cathedral for astronaut neil armstrong who died august 25th. former astronauts buzz aldrin, john glen, and michael collins remembered the first man to walk on the moon. >>> in mexico with masked marines on either side, authorities showed off an arrested top gang drug boss along with captured weapons, vehicles and jewelry. jose eduardo costilla sanchez led the gulf drug cartel, the second most powerful in mexico. >>> guatemala's fuego volcano erupted shooting ash two miles into the sky yesterday. about 11,000 people were evacuated, but they may be able to return home today. >>> and england's prince william and the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton, were said to be saddened upon learning a french magazine plans to publish topless photos of middleton taken last week in france. they feel the photos taken while the couple were poolside at a private chateau owned by the queen's nephew violate their privacy. >>> and now here's an early look at
a burr berry suit. the cake driven in from virginia cost $3,000. and music was by florence welch of florence and the machine. >>> one side note here, olympic swimmer ryan lochte who made lively his dream girl is reportedly very, very sad. >>> jessica simpson helped katie couric premiere her show yesterday saying she's lost 40 pounds since giving birth. the new weight watchers spokesperson says the company has not pressured her. >>> sheryl crow told couric she thinks cell phone use may be to blame for her brain tumor. >>> and finally, christian bale is a real life super hero. "the dark knight rises" star recently treated a 4-year-old cancer patient and his family to a disneyland trip. that's very sweet of him. getting back to the important news, blake lively's secret wedding. i had no idea they were dating. >> i had no idea. >> it's not easy for celebrities to keep something like that a secret, the engagement and the wed. >> we break the news the moment it's happened. >> this is hard, serious stuff. >>> this comes to us from wxii 12 news in winston salem, north carolina, where on
in virginia. >> reporter: he also resumed a back and forth with romney over the president's assertion that change in washington must not come simply from the inside, but the outside, too. >> he stood up at a rally, proudly declares i would get the job done from the inside, what kind of inside job is he talking about? >> reporter: a lot of republicans are looking at october 3 as a big date on the calendar, as the first of three presidential debates, and perhaps mitt romney's next big chance. let's head to the moderator of "meet the press," david gregory how will today play any way of knowing what this all means? >> well, it means this is a very dark moment for the romney campaign and they know it. probably the toughest period of this campaign, they don't have a lot of time to study themselves. mitt romney saying that the polls are tight, but he is still in this thing, and he is. because the conditions are still ripe for him to make an impact. but there is an acknowledgment that they are not on the offensive. they are playing too much defensive. they can't win the big economic debate. i
service logs from brown's home state, virginia, were somewhat cryptic. >>> all right. well, prosecutors in los angeles say two people have pleaded no contest to charges of trying to extort $5 million from stevie wonder for a selacious video. both were sentenced to time served. >>> according to guinness world records this music video -- you know it -- it's gangnam style. it easily passed the lmfao "party rock anthem." it's also the number one song in 31 countries on the itunes charts. they obviously haven't seen bill karin's version of gangnam style. google that. >>> a kitten has found an unlikely new foster mom. a dog. the dog is now nursing the cat, even producing its own milk for the little guy. the stray fee line was found in a family barn. apparently just a few days old when he was brought inside and was cold and meowing which drew the attention of the dog named mittens. can you see why. she took it upon herself to care for the kitten who is named bootsy. they're destined to be together forever. this is your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> one park in indonesia
was 170 miles away in virginia on a business trip the night of the murder. he heard the news the next afternoon and returned to raleigh. fiona got word from a girlfriend. >> she said, michelle is dead. it was like it wasn't registering what she said. it was like what? >> stacia grossman couldn't take it in either. >> my mother called and said michelle is dead, and i said michelle who? some celebrity? like what are you talking about? what do you mean? how is that possible what happened? >> the very question that is wake county investigators were asking themselves. >> when we come back, a security camera provides a critical clue. it is not what it caught on tape, it is what it missed and why. >> there was a camera there that had been unplugged. >> who had ugly. one night in november 2006 while her husband was away on business, michelle young was attacked in her own bedroom and brutally beaten to death, her body discovered the next day by her sister meredith, along with her two and a half-year-old daughter cassidy, who had been left to wander in her blood. for the investigators who set o
tweet us and show us your school spirit, we might choose you and do our school live from there. virginia tech. hello. >> usc, come on. fight on, fight on for usc. beat the pants off the other day. that's usc. >> look at that. >> there's tommy trojan and the horse. >> do not diss my people. ♪ >> that's embarrassing. >> that's cute. >> gorgeous guy on a horse, what is that? >> that's a turkey. >> uva. we want uva to come out. regis' old alma mater, notre dame. >> bobo down at rollins college. lehigh university. >> send us your tweets. >> this first one is a photo from west virginia university. "come home to morgantown, home of the mountaineers." there's another photo from rollins college in florida, "starting our morning with kg and hoda again." come to florida. claiming hoda loves it there, i do too, hoda, woman. see you soon. >> okay, you've got until friday, so get tweeting. >> nobody is twikking us right now. it's not working yet? >> okay, it's working. >>> anyway, country music star. >> and a very good-looking hotty, blake shelton. >> he's eating the food in there. >> what was the b
, but i want you to look at a video the folks from virginia tech sent. >> hoda, we know you went to a lot of parties here at virginia tech. we've got a space reserved for you. >> oh! oh! it's getting worse. >> hoda, you do not look like the same person. >> what, the afro? >> thank got for kerotine. for . really. greatest invention. even better than the internet. >> >> i don't care about the formaldehyde or who writes in. sara boyce from the university of alabama sent in a picture, too. it's always fun to look at these pictures. they get to show off their -- look what they've done. you and i were superimposed in the photo. >> that's alabama, where is that? >> university of georgia. is that what it was? >> alabama. >> no. lee schroeder is up next from the university of georgia. >> starting to get a lot of school spirit from everybody, you guys. our crew is even in the spirit. everybody is wearing something in there. >> everyone in our studio is. >> a bunch of dropouts. also in the control room. yes! >> i want to see jim gaines. show me, show me. >> our director. >> that's what i am talking
-- a door to nowhere. debra smith from fairfax, virginia, submitted this photo. thank goodness they put the caution sign there because i would not have known otherwise. you may get water going this way. and then we have a photo from carolyn cooper. darn it, i'm off by a day this is probably car wash, although it leads to you believe otherwise. >> that's cute. >> i wouldn't go there for other services. aubrey from selma, california, sent this photo. >> open 9 to 9. nine days a week. >> when did we get the extra two days? and where are they because i have not seen them. 9 to 9 nine days a week. someone didn't think that through. my best friend, erin, submitted this photo. this is what they did to his boss's office when he left town because he said no one missed him when he left the last time. people started coming in and people never seen before came in to wrap things, contribute to the party. >> oh, that's good. >> another photo of him -- they are all still employed. he was a good sport. they had post-it notes wrapped. you see why i love her and why she is my best friend. >> how many alu
of states. a couple of the big states, big three that i talk about all the time. ohio, florida, virginia, a couple of ways and he gets over the finish line. >> we talk about ohio, it's usually a bellweather. you have a couple of scenarios to run through. i think this one shows if president obama takes ohio? >> we do. let me show you what happens when we give him ohio. watch how close he gets to 270. it gets him to 261 here. and now, that means what? there's about four different scenarios, let me clean the map up here a little bit. there's about four different scenarios that gets him to 270. let's give romney the benefit of the doubt and assume that in the order of the other remaining eight states, florida, north carolina, wisconsin, although who knows now with packer fans how they're going to feel and whether they even show up to vote. i'm a little upset this morning. you give them that and it gets him to 264. it leaves us, i had people asking me, what is this year's florida, what is this year's ohio? when you go through any scenario, i come to the state of virginia virginia in 2008 was
, virginia, north carolina and florida. watch those states, and you're finding out about the election. >> okay. so what's the key going forward for both men? ? >> okay. three factors are going to really tell the story. first, the kinds of messages each candidate gives, okay? such as obama saying he needs to finish this job, period. romney saying that obama should be replaced for not doing the job. whose messages will resonate more with the voteers? second, the impact of minor parties. libertarians, some people haven't even heard of this guy, libertarian gary johnson, he's running in all 50 states. some minor party candidates are running only in a few states. there's a character named virgil good on the constitution party in virginia, and you know what? romney could be hurt. he could be hurt there and could be hurt other places where there are conservative candidates. you know what, here's where we get back to the enthusiasm factor. the enthusiasm breeds volunteering. volunteering breeds turnout. boom, boom, boom. something that the obama campaign executed mastfully in 2008. this compo
candidates campaigning in key battleground states this weekend with romney in virginia, the president in florida. and big question looming over all this, will friday's dismal jobs report blunt any momentum the president had coming out of the convention? we're going to discuss that and much more coming up in just a moment. >>> then, a new twist in that bomb hoax that forced a passenger plane headed to texas to return to philadelphia. this morning, why investigators are saying a love triangle may be to blame for that. >>> plus, a piece of video we first showed you on friday, and a warning, it's pretty tough to watch. it's a maryland state trooper hit by a semi. good grief! while he was making a traffic stop. amazingly, he survived and had the presence of mind to get on the radio, call his dispatcher. this morning, you'll hear from him talk about his near-death experience in his own words. >> we've seen far too many of those sometimes from that surveillance video. >>> plus, standing up to cancer. a star-studded night as celebrities and survivors come together to raise money to help fight
in virginia thursday. the white house said too busy to meet with the prime minister. earlier, he laid down his red line for stopping iran's nuclear program. >> this is a bomb. this is a fuse. >> netanyahu spoke a day after ahmadinejad called israel uncivilized. netanyahu said they were 70% to getting enough nuclear fuel for a bomb, has to be stopped within months. >> if these are the facts, and they are, where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. >> president obama told the u.n. this week there is more time before iran reaches the point of no return. >> america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe there's still time and space to do so. >> american intelligence does not yet believe iran has made the political decision to actually build a weapon. >> whether or not iran made the decision will become irrelevant once we can no longer stop it. >> president obama's relationship with netanyahu has been difficult, at times frosty. an issue mitt romney tried to exploit. >> president obama has thrown israel under the bus. >> they are trying to put as
three deaths. the most recent death was a west virginia resident who stayed at a tent cabin and camped in the park's high country. the other seven cases are linked to campers who stayed at the park's signature tent cabins. those cabins have been closed. the virus is transmitted by deer mice and their drops. the signs of the virus mimic the flu. >>> a fire sale at amazon. upping the tablet war with four new versions of its kindle fire. amazon is taking a shot at apple with its tablet for $159. more importantly, $200 cheaper than the ipad. the new tablet begins shipping next friday. amazon is acknowledging the company probably won't make a lot of money on the devices. but it's banking on users to purchase all of the content through amazon. >>> amazon eyes cutting into apple's bottom line. apple is ready to take aim at the growing field of internet radio. today, the cupertino company announced its service. it would move app until direct competition with pandora and i heart radio. apple would have an advantage because the service could come as a preinstalled app on every phone and ipad. >>
in the battleground state of virginia. >> more women are unemployed now than men. more women are wondering every day how are they going to make the bills and all those payments they've got piling up. >> reporter: and to launch its two-month sprint to election day, the romney campaign is airing more than a dozen new ads. >> we're not better off under president obama. >> reporter: in eight key swing states, all of which the president won in 2008. notably absent, michigan, pennsylvania, and paul ryan's home of wisconsin. but the campaign insists it still considers those states to be winnable. and i spoke to a top romney adviser late this afternoon and asked if that weak jobs number would be something they focus on over the next several days. that adviser said it would be a focus for the campaign, brian, over the next 60 days. another significant focus going forward preparing for next month's critical debate. the campaign knows that will be their next chance to speak to a major audience. >> peter alexander on the trail and kristen welker before that. thanks to you both for starting us off tonight. and w
and see time might be rung out for him in places like florida and virginia and ohio. trailing in state, he needs to win. with conflict reported inside his campaign, mitt romney tried something new, more specific. >> and i'll pursue a 5% cut in nonsecurity discretionary spending on my first day in office, eliminating programs that are not absolutely essential, and also cutting subsidies for things like amtrak and corporation for public broadcasting. >> reporter: romney denied disarray in his headquarters. in an interview with telemundo's jose diaz bellart to air on noticiero. >> these stories take aye away from what is concern to the american people. >> reporter: romney launched an ad, promising again he would fight outsourcing. >> trade has to work for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china and open up new markets. >> reporter: in ohio today, president obama says he has cracked down. >> today my administration's launching a new action against china. >> reporter: a move to please auto workers in ohio and michigan. it's a formal charge that the being government is subsidizing
it to if we want to buy the stocks. and then the stock comes back. >> how about virginia in texas? >> hi thanks for taking my call. fidelity income trust. >> i think the stock is cheap and i think it is one of my favorites. let's go to jim in connecticut, jim? >> hi, jim. booyah, booyah. >> booyah, booyah back. >> what do you see for utx? >> i say that is wrong. i think under $80 you have a real buy and buy the rest at $75 and that is the new version of the lightening round. >> the lightening round is sponsored by td ameritrade. [ female announcer ] with the 2-in-1 swiffer sweeper, a great clean doesn't have to take long. i'm done. are you thinking what i'm thinking? ♪ give me just a little more time ♪ okay. all right. oh! [ female announcer ] the 2-in-1 swiffer sweeper uses electrostatic dry cloths to clean better than a broom. and its wet mopping cloths can clean better than a mop in half the time so you don't miss a thing. mom, have you seen my -- hey! hey! he did it. [ female announcer ] swiffer. better clean in half the time. or your money back. >>> we're right smack in the midd
, at the intersection of alhambra avenue, and virginia drive. george kiriyama has the latest. >> reporter: that's right. this gas station will be closed for a while. they need to make the necessary repairs. you can take a look behind me. and you can see what's left of one of the pumps here in martinez. this place was a big mess just hours ago. and we do have some dramatic cell phone video, taken right at the moment the drive cashed his ford hybrid suv into gas pump number five. we highlighted the car. you can see it backing up and crashes. the fire immediately erupted, destroying the suv and the car at the next pump. firefighters got to the gas station in five minutes and quickly put out the fire with foam. the flames were shooting about 30 feet in the air. that's as tall as a three-story building. luckily, no one was hurt. everybody inside the car escaped. and everyone got to safety quickly. all because of one quick-thinking gas station manager. >> there was a lady in front of him, pumping her gas when everything happened. as soon as i saw the smoke, i ran out and hit the emergency shutoff switch and
politics. president obama and mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia today as romney looks to repair the damage from that 47% comment that was recorded at a fundraiser. peter alexander is with the romney camp in springfield this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. when it comes to the battlegrounds, there are three, florida, ohio, and virginia, both mitt romney and the president held dueling events in ohio on wednesday. today, they are both here in virginia. another state where romney is trailing in the polls. >> reporter: campaigning in ohio wednesday, both president obama and mitt romney were keenly aware of the buckeye state's place in history. no republican has won the white house without it. romney went out of his way to show his compassionate side greeting world war ii veterans and courting working class families. >> these are tough times even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. i care about the people of america. >> reporter: it's a delivered effort, analysts say, with a tv ad designed to sh
miles an hour. in virginia and maryland, the storms pushed down trees, smashed cars and left 150,000 customers without power. and on the potomac river, 19 people were rescued, after the large racing boat they were on capsized. what powered these violent storms. >> we saw a very big shift in the weather pattern in the last couple of days with cooler air dropping down, producing 300 wind reports all over the northeast. and then we have the tornadoes in new york city on top of that. >> reporter: volatile storms not uncommon this time of year, but this weekend they packed an extra punch. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >>> and you may be surprised to hear what fell out of a sky and landed in a neighborhood near seattle. >>> and the bay area forecast coming up. rob mayeda has the forecast coming up. looking at san francisco, a gorgeous night tonight. populate. >>> imagine finding part of an airplane in your front yard, which is just what happened near seattle this weekend. investigators say it was the door to the landing gear of a boeing 767. nobody was hurt, but the incident sh
. >> stinking creek road. >> imagine living on it. >> finally, rachel blackwell from virginia submitted this photo. >> your number 2 is my number 1. >> that's going to leave a mark. >> that's disgusting. back to stinking creek road! >> oh, my gosh. >> i must say that was quite illuminating and entertaining as well. >> you had a home run, best one ever. a picture worthy of our "what the what"? go to our website and you can enter. >>> are you ready for some football? we will find out about tonight's big kickoff, when we play your favorite game, "who new"? thank god it's wines-day wednesday. and we will look at the latest trends for the fall and to the dining table with our mouths watering, you can do it for just 10 bucks. after your local news. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is rudy. who switched to aleve. and two pills for a day free of pain. ♪ and get t
against the worries that you just outlined. let's go to anthony in virginia. >> washington redskins booya. i got to ask you a question. >> have you thought about that at all? >> caller: i have a quick question. >> sure. >> caller: when the market is -- do i have to stay on the sidelines? >> when it's overbought, i use the s&p. we are plus five and very overbought, take a path. another time will come. however you can get started small and hope it comes back if you can't resist. sam in ohio? sam? >> caller: big glass city booya to you. >> loveing it. what's up? >> i have a question. i have been looking at a couple of utility stocks and going with preferred instead of the common share, i wanted to get your opinion on what might be better. >> we went upside. we don't want to cap at the upside. we are in a gross economy. let's get them out right and we will go do just fine. i want you in the market for the long run. you can't beat the traders. give me a break. i want long-term investing. that doesn't mean buy and forget. when you hold them for the long haul. keep doing the homework. be sure yo
in virginia, mitt romney toned down his foreign policy attack on president obama thursday to project strength in subtle terms. arguing the president is a weak leader. >> sometimes it seems we're at the mercy of events. the middle east needs american leadership. >> demonstrating the bitterness on both sides, romney was briefly interrupted by a heckler. >>> why are you politicizing libya? >> why are you politicizing libya? >> hello. >> campaigning in colorado thursday, president obama took a firm stand, reminding voters of his power as commander in chief. >> i want people around the world to hear me. to all those who do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of the world. >> on tuesday, romney blasted the administration for a statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo. that romney said was akin to an polg showing sympathy to the attackers. about his opponent on telemundo. >> i have observed that there's a tendency to shoot before you aim as i pointed out. >> on thursday, romney responded on abc news. >> what i said
. virginia tech and miami-dade junior college. i don't think it's called junior college anymore. i think it's miami-dade college i think. that would be fun. oral roberts, you keep the prayers and tweets coming in. >> coming up, matthew perry has new group of friend. he can't wait to "go on" about them. too clever for words. right after this. ere she is ! hey, i got a leak ! yoo hoo ! wait a minute, come back ! um, miss ? up here! right. like 85% of us, you have hard water stains and that cleaner's not gonna cut it. truth is, you need something powerful. you need lime-a-way. it's 4 times more effective at removing limescale than the leading bathroom cleaner. because lime-a-way is specially formulated to conquer hard water stains. for lime, calcium and rust... lime-a-way is a must. but between check-ups tartar builds. keep it clean with new listerine® ultraclean™. it's the only mouthwash with a new tartar control formula for a dentist clean feeling. ahhhhhhhh. [ male announcer ] new listerine® ultraclean™. power to your mouth™. degree created an antiperspirant that's just as strong. d
's jullian and jo draper grante from fredericksburg, virginia. is it julian? >> julian. >> julian wrote in to tell us about his wife jo. you're a veteran, two tours in vietnam. you had a hard time since then, tell us about it. >> well, i've had cancer for the last 12 years, and i have a lot of chronic pain and neuropathy as we saw building with not only the chemotherapy but dealing with the side effects of the cancer. and it's directly because of being exposed to agenting orange. >> often the wives write in about the spouse. >> she would think you were the hero. you wrote in about your wife. are you there too, jo? >> i am. >> you wrote a beautiful letter and hopefully we've written a beautiful song to bless you. we'll see you on thursday. enjoy your time in new york. we'll see you thursday. >> yeah. coming up. >> i'm a little off today. >> we're all off. >> that's the problem. >> this will fix it. >> so what were your favorite celebrities up to while you were enjoying that holiday weekend, hodawoman? >> we'll catch you up on all that was buzzing around tinseltown after this. and crowd c
costa county firefighters put out a gas station fire in martinez. at virginia hills safeway. the helicopter pulls out there. the fire is out. three cars caught fire as well. as two gas pumps. thankfully the fire is out. thankfully no one was injureden the fire. once again, martinez. >>> still ahead at 6:00, the warning on the peninsula for women about an attacker. why police are concerned he is getting bolder with his moves. >> the elimination of the truancy abatement program in san jose. what kind of impact is it having? we'll take a look coming up. >> how does the bay area rank? the richest americans living in our backyard. >> and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri, nbc bay area weather center. third day in a row now with fall temperatures here across the bay area. just 75 in livermore. nice and cool for you this time of year. south san jose, 76. headed to the giants game, comcast sports net as well. it will know doubt be a cold one. bring a jacket. back with more in just a few minutes. >>> that means be thinning past monday there are no officers assigned to look for kids skip
and storms from boston all the way back into the mountains of, say, west virginia. wake up with al on the weather channel at 6:00 a.m. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >>> all right. it's time for "today weighs in." we answer questions about diet, nutrition and overall health. >> and here today is madeline. >> how are you today? >> we're going to go across the street. we have people waiting with questions for madeline. first up is nancy from pittsburgh. >> hi, ladies. i just wanted to ask, organic has been in the news recently, and are there still health benefits to eating organic? >> >> nutrientwise and vitamins, they're equivalent. the issue is pesticides, other things that are added that you may not want. the price point is very different. it is better to have fruits and vegetables that are nonorganic, safe to ea
to live for suburbanites. this was a survey by coldwell banker. >> wolf trap, virginia. >> englewood cliffs, new jersey. nine miles from new york city. right on the hudson, right? right there? yes. >> yes, it is. don't get me into geography. haworth, new jersey. >> or haworth? >> haworth. >> i was right, there. go on with clyde hill. >> clyde hill. >> number two is clyde hill, washington. that's a beautiful suburb of seattle. number one, cherry hills village, colorado. ten miles south of denver. >> if you were wondering the dirtiest cities, this is by travel and leisure magazine. these are my favorite cities in the country. >> i know. >> five is atlanta. >> four is los angeles. >> three is baltimore. and my top two cities in the country are number two and number one, baby, new orleans, louisiana. >> and new york city. what they all have in common, something hoda can't live without, a strong night life. for somebody who gets up at 4:00 in the morning, what are you doing out on the town? >> i like the grittiness of those kinds of cities. i like the smell. >> you like the smell? >> yes,
of crucial political battleground states. ron allen is in virginia, at least the delegation. >> we are, brian. it's one of only seven states that have seats on the floor. as you pointed out, it's a very tight fit here. it's very intimate, it's very snug, it's hard to move around. but there is a lot of energy here and there's a lot of excitement. and there's a lot of disappointment as well i can say from talking to some of the delegates who wanted to be part of a huge outdoor event. and some administration officials are also saying they're disappointed, they wanted to do that. there are some analyst who say will tell you that the campaign really needed to have a big, big moment like they did back in 2008 in colorado where they had 70,000, 80,000 people cheering the president on. this arena is very intimate. it's very vertical. it's very tight and the acoustics are great. there are some people here who are saying that maybe that's to the good because the president perhaps needs to have an intimate chat with his supporters about what he's going to do during the next four years. campaign official
colorado, iowa, ohio, traveling to iowa and virginia tomorrow even as the president tries to cast the campaign as a choice between two competing visions for the country. when it comes to the question whether americans are better off than they were four years ago the obama campaign remains on the defensive. >> we were this close to a depression. because of the leadership, we staved that off. >> are we better off than we need to be? no. >> you want to know about the first term. general motors is alive and well, osama bin laden is not. >> the obama campaign hopes to move beyond the are you bet ur off theme and focus on the future. it's a point the president has been making every since he kicked off his reelection campaign four months ago. >> it's not just about how we're doing today. it's about how we'll be doing tomorrow. >> meantime the obama campaign noticeably pivoted back to the argument it should be a referendum on the president's record. >> the critical issue facing american voters is the economy. >> 23 million out of work, stopped looking for work or underemployed. let me tel
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